Sunday, 6 December 2015
Veg plot in December
I wont post actual photos of the veg plot as it is blinking windy (just been topping up the bird feeders) & there are oodles of weeds. This mild & I did actually type wild first which is quite apt given the strength of the wind out there isn't doing much to keep the weeds down.
Red cabbage being photo bombed by some Swiss chard. I have five red cabbages or at least I hope I have five as Mike has very helpfully promised some to other people. There should be one for me, one for his brother, one fore next doors son, one for next door but one & one for his best friend. Mike is very good like that you see, I never got to taste the cabbages from summer though the compliments from the people they were given to were very complimentary.
Mike is a very kind hearted & generous man it gives him great pleasure to give away the stuff that
he I grow. I can't be too harsh on him as he is also very kind & generous to me & bought me a nice cook book last week. There was a lovely recipe in there for a spinach & ricotta cannelloni which is a great favourite in this house. I'm planning on using some of the Swiss chard to replace the spinach & as I'm trying to cut down on air miles I'm going to slice the stalks for stir-fry to replace the water chestnuts. Or at least I will if I ever remember to buy ricotta cheese!
I grew my leeks this year in large window box style planters & they have proved to be quite successful. Forgive the awful photographs if you will, it was rather tricky to use the camera when the wind was blowing me almost horizontal. Leek & potato soup, welsh rarebit with leeks & leeks wrapped in ham & smothered in cheese sauce are planned.
This shot would you believe is meant to be of my tub of sweet potatoes in the greenhouse! It was taken through the glass & actually looked ok on the camera view thingamajig. It doesn't on here but the leaves have died back enough to have a rummage to see if there are any sweet potatoes in the soil. Once the wind dies down enough for me to enter the greenhouse without the door being ripped off I shall check. I do hope there are some there. Not that a lot of effort was put into growing them. I bought one sweet potato plant from the garden centre & put it in a pot in the greenhouse, it was fed & watered & grew beautifully. It would be nice to harvest something though & I like mine roasted but I have seen a chard & sweet potato curry I'd like to try.
So there you go my dears my December veg plot. Hope you are all well xx